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PBS
Dec 3, 2013 3:00pm PST
the focus today, away from what's gone wrong with implementing the health care law to what's gone right. he said the benefits are being overlooked amid problems with the web site and policy cancellations. but insurers still warn they're getting unusable data. we'll have a full report on the president's new p.r. push right after the news summary. >> the university of notre dame over the healthcare law's mandate to cover birth control for students and employees. school officials went to court today arguing they are being forced to violate roman catholic teachings, a federal judge dismissed a similar suit last year, saying the it was not yet facing imminent penalties under the law. >> a federal judge has cleared the city of detroit to proceed with its bankruptcy filing and shed up to $18 billion in debt. it's the largest public bankruptcy in u.s. history. the judge turned aside challenges from unions, pension funds and retirees who stand to have benefits cut. later, retiring mayor dave bing called for all parties to work together. >> we have got to start changing the conversation and we can't
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
they wanted to do two months ago. start a public campaign for the health care law over law. president obama will kick-start the e effort with an event at the white house this afternoon. of course this comes nine weeks after the first rollout which was marked by glitches and crashes as well as repeated promises from the administration that things would get better. >> nobody's madder than me about the website is working as well as it should, which means it's going to get fixed. >> no one ever imagined the volume of issues and problems that we've had, and we must fix it. >> there is an enormous amount of work going on on a daily basis to make the necessary fixes and to upgrade the site with the goal of making it fully functional for the vast majority of users by the end of this month. >> i am confident that by by the time we look back on this next year that people are going to say this is working well and it's helping a lot of people. >> after all that, the white house finally appears comfortable enough to say that the website is workable and workable enough to start promoting it. late yesterd
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 1:00pm PST
if their family or they got sick. today the website is working well for the vast majority of users. this law is working, and will work into the future. my main message today is we're not going back. we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. >>> back on offense. after two months of being battered by bad media mojo and healthcare.gov headaches, president obama is renewing the push for his signature health care law. and this white house knows, they have no time to waste. to promote the law and boost enrollment, the administration will hold an event every single day from now until december 23rd, the deadline to enroll and get insurance for the new year. and it all started this afternoon, with the president himself, who said we are not going back. >> and that seems to be the only alternative that obama care's critics have, is let's go back to the status quo, because they sure haven't presented an alternative. you've got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> no, we're not going to repeal the law. and, in fact, the real ballots may ha
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm EST
. >> on the next washington journal, republican of kansas on healthlementation of the care law. then congressman gregory meeks, democrat of new york. with ks about the deal iran over the country's nuclear program. scott patterson on the volcker rule and how it implemented. live every morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> president obama's use of power related to the health care law. immigration policies and drug laws. coverage ofour live the hearing starting at 10:00 c-span 2.rn on are you walk in, there tables in front with lots of pamphlets, prior to entering the gun show. temperature pamphlet is how the take ment is trying to away the right to own guns, obama is doing that and obama is that and obama care is awful. talk to them. they said, who are you? i'm an academic, a researcher. research about these organizations and ideas. i study men who believe this stuff. and a bunch of them said -- they looked at me suspiciously and and i said, tions look here's what i am. don't get it. but here's my job. i want to understand how you see the world. i want to understand your world view. you will
PBS
Dec 3, 2013 4:00pm PST
the law would not change. >> you've got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but we are not repealing it as long as i'm president. [applause] we will make it good for all americans. such thing as an obamacare health plan. here in washington, d.c. and in some states, they are expanding free care for those of low income. this website is helping people choose between several private plans. it makes picking a mortgage or pension look simple. it has become a symbol for the law that will almost certainly define obama hoss presidency. -- obama's presidency. many have been questioning his competency, and indeed, his presidency. folk fun at the failure, and also took advantage of a chance to criticize the coalition. they have seen the private sector fail and they believe the government can solve their problems. and now they have seen the government fail. i think they will have a much more jaundiced view of what government can do for them in the future. -- >> the affordable care act in a sense is going to change my life. ofwill eliminate a lot stress because it covers things that my previous in
CBS
Dec 8, 2013 8:00am EST
-- there will be some negative impact on invested interests in china. this is popular with the pla, with law enforcement agencies, and i think that is one factor. and japan is clearly another factor. the chinese want to change the status quo in the region. so that these disputed islands are essentially under china's administrative control. then i think there is a third factor that i think it is especially important. and that is that china is seeking to control, first, deny the u.s. navy access to, and then later, to actually exert control over its nare sea, the east china sea, the south china sea and the yellow change and they're pushing us back to the first island change and the longer term goal is the second island chain which is as far back as guam. >> randy, how dangerous do you think this is ultimately? >> i think there are a i think the near term danger is the operating environment there carries a lot more risks. a chance for accident. miscalculation. because the chinese have basically announced a way in which it is uncertain how they will enforce or whether they can enforce it and that adds immed
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 1:00am EST
intelligence laws, the practices that our intelligence and liaison agencies are engaged in need to be subject to vigorous oversight, as transparent as possible. there needs to be public buy-in to what governments are doing to keep the citizens safe. i don't think there has been enough public discussion. edward snowden's acts are despicable. he's been charged and should return to this country and face those charges. stealing classifying information, the type he stole, is not okay with me period. what came from that is a public conversation we should have had a decade ago about practices and procedures that the government should engage in to keep us safe. what people understand better, what metadata is, that it's not a view into personal lives, but it's an insurance policy in case someone else, who may look and sound like them is engaged in bad stuff. once people understand that, they will support that. my difference with mike rogers is that our intelligence communities are not the bad guys. no, they are not. can they operate in a way that has wider public acceptance in you bet. >> in an articl
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am EST
thing is we are not following our laws anymore. call.thank you for the this is another tweeter saying -- bloomberg news has this story based on the economic power of the u.s. and the power viewed around the world. simon kennedy writes -- when the u.s. grew at a healthy pace, its citizens were buyers, fueling demands for the goods in china and other nations. the cap the world's economy humming. it may not work that way anymore . a rebounding u.s. is giving less support for you -- for global growth than it has in the past. the smallest u.s. current account deficits since 1999 shows the trend and the discovery of new domestic sources of oil and gas, it reinforces this issue. the country is spending less on imported energy." you can read the full story on bloomberg's website. the front page of "the pittsburgh post-gazette" -- a look at some of the victims from one year ago and a story that will likely get a lot of attention in the week ahead. this is from "the detroit free press" -- you can get more information by logging on to freep.com. next is robert from massachusetts. decline andre i
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 3:00am PST
the work force earlier? >> i think it's starting right now. for example, law schools are reducing sizes of classes and several prominent business schools did not raise enough applications last year to start a first year class. for example, george mason university did not have a first year class here in virginia. and, you know, i know my program, my part-time program, which is our bread and butter, our enrollment is down. you've got to deliver jobs and value in the end. i don't think that's happening. >> that's smart. every time unemployment numbers come out, smart economists say, wait a second. the real measure here is work force participation. what percentage of american whose can work, who want to work, are working? why isn't that the number the government releases and that we use as our common currency of this conversation? >> it does release it, right alongside the unemployment numbers but the press is just interested in the unemployment number because it's a sexy number, one we've used over tile. like the headline number for the cpi or the core number for the cpi and people are awa
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am EST
are not exempt from public information laws and the state wanted to protect survivors of the shooting and loved ones of the 26 victims and the town of newtown said the tape also be released on wednesday. the northern plains in north midwest are dealing with cold temperatures but it's about to get much worse and let's bring in nicole mitchell. >> we have a brutal system coming from canada pulling the air down and it moved through the dakotas and starting to move into nebraska with all the moisture along with it but the cold air is going to take a couple days to really settle in. so if you are getting a taste of the cold air and saying this is it, no, wait until thursday and friday morning and even into the weekend and that is when we will see the worst of it but we have had widespread areas of snow and some is heavy snow and places like arrow head in minnesota could get a foot and a half and a couple places isolated two feet of snow so that is almost up to waist high you will be digging out of. widespread and you get the cold and the wind. the wind will be blowing it so interstates like 90 will
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am EST
to file class action law suits, helping to avoid costly court cases about overtime and wage issues. workers will not be able to ban together over workplace disputes. >> the midwest rapped in a chill. let's go to nicole mitchell, meteorologist. >>> good morning, the temperatures dropped scantly after the last few days, and going down more as we head to the weekend. look at the national pictures. parts of colorado, and into the northern area of minnesota. that's where we have seen a couple of persistent bands. if you go back not to 5am yesterday or 5am the day before. you have consistent know since then, and the totals, places north, like two harbours over two feet. you may think it sounds awful and there has been a lot of accidents. people are starting to rack up the cross country skiing. more on the way today. as we go over time, it's blowing. temperatures are dropping and we have at winter storm warnings up. it is spreading south. some places to the south where we see fog. the combination of the warm hair, dense fog, arkansas and texas, we saw some of this, making the driving diff
FOX
Dec 4, 2013 5:00am PST
that criticizes the new health care law. >> democrats say taxpayer money should not have been used to create the site. it looks too much like the real website for the state's health care exchanges and could prevent users from signing up. the gop site has links to medial coverage detailing problems with the law. >>> two runners from kenya will participate in their first competition this sunday thanks to the kindness of a complete stranger. through a new organization he started through kenya. davis says he was inspired by the elite runners that come from a small town with no running water or electricity. they will be running in the california marathon this sunday. but first they are going to be treated to a shopping spree in san francisco later today. >> san francisco the people are really friendly. people are really welcoming. >> davis says he found the two men on facebook after reading about their story in a book. they are going to fly back to kenya on december 12th. >>> time now 5:10. more bad news for san francisco city college. the big hit it could take months before it may be forced to s
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 3:00am PST
of the health care law. what does that entail? >> this is what democrats wanted for two years. they say every day between now and december 23rd they will do some event to talk about each day one different good part of the health care law in their view. the idea is they got to do something about this sinking poll numbers for health care reform. they got to recalibrate the debate gaven they went through the worst possible coverage of the roll out. the question is, can that work. if the site does work. if people does start to get health care coverage you'll get a different debate. the question is how much damage was done and is this thing fixed? you guys had a good conversation yesterday on the show yes the front end fixed but is the back end fixed in a way to lead people getting coverage that they can trust that insurance companies know what benefits they are getting as far as subsidy from the government to provide. >> if you go on this big campaign to highlight the website and highlight the plan and program it better work, right? so the front end of the website will work but there's problems w
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 2:00pm EST
as ours, or our other allies in the developed world. so there is a thinking amongst intelligence and law enforcement circles that it's harder to perpetrate a plan, a lone wolf terrorist plot come in a place like india or any other country in south asia than there is in the developed world. there is an opportunity to study what's going on in terms of the lack of lone wolf terrorist attacks in other developing societies. the real possibility is we've seen time in and time out of terrorist attacks here. lastly i just want to be, i'm going to talk about radicalization. i want all of us to look at the carefully, what does radicalization into. what does al qaeda can we say bin laden is gone, al qaeda is the essentially damaged, we are kind of a little bit obsessed with the organization of al qaeda. the organizational structure of al qaeda. there is the ideology of course which we have been able to do much about. deradicalization imprisons and narrative for example, are important strategies to employ. then there are the outside movements which are still intact. if you like it the ideology -- lo
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 3:00am PST
nine stops before jumping the tracks and there were no reports of brake problems. according to a law enforcement official, rockefeller said he tried to brake but the train didn't stop. the 20-year railroad veteran appeared coherent another official said, results of drug and alcohol tests are not yet known. the ntsb will also look at whether fatigue was a factor. >> we will be developing what we call a 72-hour time line so we have a good understanding of what sort of activities preceded this accident. >> reporter: sources tell cnn rockefeller's phone records have been subpoenaed but based on a preliminary review, it's not believed the engineer was on his phone at the time of the dera derailment that killed four. among them, jim lovell who was commuting to work on sunday morning. >> my dad was not a victim. he was a loving father, great dad, best friend, uncle. i am so proud and blessed that i was able to call him my father. >> reporter: the ntsb says there's no indication of sabotage. they are reviewing surveillance video from a nearby bridge. for more clues on what went wrong. meanti
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 5:00am EST
in bangkok and has seen some of the worst protests and law enforcement classes over the last couple of days and we were there when they pulled down the bash wire together and protesters and police officers and a steady flow of protesters walked down the streets and into the grounds of the police headquarters and further down the street into the government house and that is where the prime minister has her office. the police got the order to allow the protesters in the compounds of the very symbolic buildings but not allowed in the buildings themselves, that was a compromise if you will between the protesters and protest leaders and the law enforcement officials. that is because the protest leaders said he wanted to take down the government and take over government house but at least put now he can say he got in the ground and gave a speech behind me a couple hours ago where he said it was a partial victory for this movement but the fight continues and probably will pick backup at the end of the week. >> reporter: he remains very defiant, what exactly are his goals, his plans to bring down
Bloomberg
Dec 8, 2013 6:00pm EST
.s. regulators have widened their injuries, seeing whether they broke anti-bribery laws. ended this.he bank we are waiting for official results from india state elections. the opposition is seen as the big winner. he is ahead in three state polls. they give a pointer to the national vote which much be held by monday. could add aeal that trillion dollars to the economy. u.s. compliments on food subsidies in a latin american block. president obama praised the draft agreement. analysts say it will do more to salvage the long-running doha round of talks and to solve food shortages and tell global commerce. more on this deal later. we're going to hear. the u.s. and japanese economies will recover the most next year. find out more from the chief economist when "first up" returns. ♪ >> australia's largest insurer shares are plunging, the biggest drop in 12 years up down 21%. it is paired off that one. unexpected net loss of about $250 million. it is due to write-downs at the north american operations. this is a stock where watching for you this morning. qbe falling the most in 12 years. that will b
CNN
Dec 2, 2013 1:00pm PST
, but the train would not slow down. this is according to law enforcement who is at the scene. what could have caused that? >> well, it's two pieces. when did he hit the brakes, was he too far into the turn before he hit the brakes, so the recorders are going to tell us when and how much of an application he applied the brakes to. i assume he tried the emergency stop. so the recorders are going to tell us when that happened and just what that means to the accident, but there's a lot more to it than just the speed that this person was going or this train was going. if the condition of the rails, don't lose sight of the fact there was a previous derailment just months before this one at this location, so was the rails repaired properly, was there a problem with the underlying structure of the rails. all of those will be investigated thoroughly. >> the fact that there was an accident close to this location, does that set off warning bells to you? >> oh, yes. yes. the ntsb will focus in on that, definitely, for track condition and geometry. >> in the curve, this went from 70 miles per hour to 30 m
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 4:00am EST
for research. the minnesota case is still pending. find out what your state's public health law is. they're probably not going to give you the results. the results will be just on these handful of diseases, depending on how old your children are, either five, six diseases or 30, 40 diseases, and almost certainly negative on all of them. but somebody did those tests. >> i would like to clarify one thing, though. the tests that were done, say in the 1970's or 1980's, were not genetic tests. no one was look at d.n.a. they were looking at other levels, so they were what would propering called a metabolic screening. >> although with proper respect, i think that's a quibble, in the sense of they weren't testing d.n.a., but we aren't testing it now. we're testing the proteins for most of the neonatal testing. it's still tests of proteins really, but it's a test that tells you something about the underlying d.n.a. > so a word, two things. the f.b.i. did not get ahold of any samples from texas, but the department of defense did for exactly what hank said, namely to look at the frequency of d.n.a.
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 10:00am EST
detectors. later this week they will attempt to modify the dodd frank financial regulation law. you can see the house alive when they begin work today at 2:00 eastern. president obama working at the white house this afternoon. he will deliver remarks about world aids take. that, in just under half an hour, we will hear from judy relationsn u.s.-china regarding climate change policies. she is speaking at the center for american progress. that is live at 10:00 30 eastern. -- governoridate dannel malloy is in washington talking about the achievement cap in the country. on august 9, 1974, vice president ford was sworn in as president of the united states. this is the dress that mrs. ford was wearing in the swearing-in ceremony. she was less than excited about becoming first lady, but president ford encouraged her. she said, if i am going to do this, i'm going to have fun doing this. within 10 days, she had a state dinner toceremony. she entertain king hussein of jordan. she hit the ground running as first lady. ford.st lady betty coming up, epa genome mccarthy will be talking about u.s.-china r
Bloomberg
Dec 8, 2013 8:00pm EST
york times saying regulators have widened their inquiry as to whether jpmorgan broke anti- bribery laws. last month the bank and it plans to manage china everbright ipo amid scrutiny. the wto celebrity a landmark deal that could add $1 trillion to the global economy. subsidies on food dropping opposition to a deal. president obama praised the agreement which is a first in the 18 year history of the wto. analysts say it will do more to salvage talks then food shortages and help global commerce. to basically out get an agreement among all of us since 2001 or even earlier in 1995. we have not been able to get an agreement. that is the first part of the significance. ,he second is that the package even though it is small but ambitious in the sense that it basically delivers on parts of economies and the agreement that was reached, i think will set a very good traction for the purpose of moving ahead on development. this is not so bad. >> we are also waiting for official results from india's state elections. the opposition has be seen at the big winner. beginnal state will counting today. pa
FOX News
Dec 1, 2013 11:00pm PST
? >> they will. the law requires -- especially small businesses to pay premiums as a large group now, instead of just for the individual enrollment in their company. so, if you have a healthy company and you're small, your premiums are pretty low today, you're going to get cooled with a larger group in the future and your premiums are going to go up. moreover, you have to buy more expansive coverage that is compliant with the new law. so, lots of small businesses signed up for 2014 are going to get notices in the coming months saying, hey, you can't get your old plan anymore. the same problem that individuals face, these problems are going to wipe all the way out through the small business community. >> i can just make a point about this? james capretta has a health care plan that he's put out, that he asked for small -- he asked for tax credit. he said we should convert employers to tax credits. estimates of that were that there would be 11 million people who would lose health care coverage, the coverage they have, and they'd be dumped on to different kinds of health care plans. so, i have
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am EST
by excessive speed and in 2008 congress passed a law giving railroad until 2015 for positive control systems and they are designed to prevent human error which is the cause of 40% of train accidents. but since they are pretty expensive and a bit complicated to install, railroads want to push back the deadline by 5-7 years. but metro north is actually in the process of installing such a system and currently it does have an automatic train control system in place which allows the train to apply the brakes even if an engineer does not respond to an excessive speed alert. that train was headed to new york's grand central terminal where al jazeera's jennifer glass is covering the delays. jennifer do you have any idea when the trains will be backup and running? >> no, morgan, we don't. we know the transit authority will want to get them running as soon as possible because it's the second biggest line in the country and 26,000 on the hudson line which was effected but metropolitan are expecting large trains and finding other ways to get her and the train has to be cleared off the tracks and the tra
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am EST
. >> university of detroit law prover larry dubin says creditors seeking to claim what they are ode go after the city's art for compensation. >> i think creditors will fight as hard as they can. >> during the bankruptcy elegibility federal judge steven rhodes didn't say whether he'd allow the sale of prized artwork. he cautioned the city to take care when deciding to sell assets the detroit institute of arts is readying to a fight. they released this statement which reads this part: >> if the collection is jeopardise the dia is committed to taking action to preserve the cultural birth right for future generation generations. >>> some creditors say the cityies collection of classic cards >> chicago is facing a similar crisis, saddled with a $19 billion pension plan. the city must boost its contribution by $590 million. increasing the money to $1.5 billion. the mayor said the citiy will be forced to double property taxes or eliminate services. >> bureau of stat is it thes said union membership decreased. there's an age disparity. >> the rate is 15.6%. for workers 55 to 64. the numbers drops fr
CBS
Dec 3, 2013 4:00am PST
law each day, up to that december 23rd deadline. anne-marie. >> susan mcginnis in washington. thank you, susan. >>> well, vice president biden starts his visit to asia amid a territorial dispute between japan and china. he meets with the japanese prime minister today. biden arrived in tokyo yesterday and was greeted by the new ambassador to japan caroline kennedy. biden says the u.s. is deeply concerned about china's just established air defense zone. it covers a group of islands claimed by japan. biden travels to china tomorrow. >>> and a strong winter-like time packing heavy snow and arctic temperatures is making its way south and east this morning. the northern plains is already seeing the effects. winter weather warnings and advisories are posted from montana to wisconsin this morning. eric fisher, chief meteorologist at our boston station wbz is following the storm. >> a big story this week, the storm that starts in the midwest is on its way to the rest of the country today. this is where the cold is on the move pretty quickly. we head toward midweek and dipping down across cal
CNBC
Dec 3, 2013 4:00am EST
the different parties were cleared by the french stock market regulators four years ago. under the french law, they could face sentences of up to two years in jail and the maximum fine of 1.5 million euros, which for a company the size of legarde is quite limited. ross. >> we'll see what happens. stepha stephane, for now, thank you. >>> the british prime minister is traveling to shanghai on day two of his visit. his comments are seen as paving the way to ensure successful business meetings with chinese investors. andrew leung is founder of andrew leung international consultants joining us now. what is the perception of british government in china compared with, say, germany or france? >> well, i think the impression is quite positive. you can see what's happening on china's twitter. david cameron is very, very popular and, of course, the uk and london hold special attraction for the china's middle class. this is the middle class as far as investment from europe and the uk. that's the interesting area in china. where things are changing so rapidly. so the press has been talking about china inv
CNBC
Dec 3, 2013 3:00pm EST
think what will happen when you get to year end, a lot of muni funds will be pressured more, tax law selling -- >> lots. >> you'll do okay buying these funds at a discount. >> we won't necessarily see that pressure from the broader market, certainly. people maybe the last couple of years, any harvest, time is running out. >> there's still lots of things to harvest this year. lots of munis you can swap out of. munis are out. those are good places to swap into a different fund if you need to. take the loss, put it in your pocket if you don't need it and carry it forward. tax law accounting is huge in investing. >> we've been out of the muni market for the past 14 to 15 months when munis started getting back over 5% we've been a buyer. we've been aggressively buying municipal bonds. >> rob morgan any opinion on that before we go, quickly? >> absolutely. i think having a portfolio for individual investor tilted more toward short end and rising rate environment makes sense. i think detroit bankruptcy spells trouble more for retirees on pension plans more for than m
CNN
Dec 2, 2013 9:00am PST
a statement yet? >> so initially, the train operator told law enforcement officials he applied pressure to the brake but the train did not stop. there was an engineer on board and there were three conductors. investigators hope to be able to speak with the crew in the coming days. they'll want to sit is the down and interview them when they're ready to do that. for now, we have not heard whether or not the interviews have been conducted. we know investigators have found two event recorders, one in the back of the train, the other in the front of the train. the data from those recorders is being downloaded. it should give investigators a very clear picture of what the train's speed, what its velocity was and how the brake system might have been functioning. >> alexandra field, thanks so much, reporting from the bronx. >>> all right. let's take you to london now as the trial resumed today for two men an us coos of first of all slamming their car into a british soldier and then getting out and hacking him to death. >> jurors today saw this video of one of the defendants. we're blurring the
PBS
Dec 9, 2013 2:00am PST
cities in taiwan for example type a kind shown in college and law courts the local concept the notion of light you see faulty legal people now looking like not just as the source of the truth. oh so as a way to make the city to make the buildings even people more beautiful than what we traveled down to some of the more rural areas. how was you know what they are primarily you know at the call to becoming a bit and pillows might be still a very import source of stupidity. you know especially at night and helpful people who travel in and out beyond the series. so how do you reconcile the differences among the people on this you know tiny iron and some of which thinking that i should become more of a connection because people would be a fireman on the other hand there are people still insisted on the fact that you don't like to be a source of utility unlike the weighty of people can travel safely to and from place to live as a very thick accent of course before the invention of lightly when people live and dark leaves can collect the two gone on at the end of the dislike any animals we w
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 8:00pm EST
in chatsworth, california, in about 2006-7. in any event there is a system where the law is now saying that they want a positive train control where the rails keep pushing that schedule to the right. they hope that they will not allow those delays to occur. >> would it be better for freight trains than it is for passenger trains? >> well, the rail system is very well equipped and does well on its own. amtrak, of course, does not have its own rail system. it runs on the tracks owned by the rail, freight rail system. so freight rail maintains its tracks to 79 mph, and amtrak wants to up it to 135 mph. so they pay that extra amount to the freight rails to get the tracks in condition to be able to have their trains russia runa higher speed. >> we appreciate your insight. thank you very much. >> thanks, good to be with you. >> well now to iran where that country's foreign minister is offering new insight into the historic deal involving the iranian nuclear program. he said u.s.-led sanctions did not push iran to the negotiating table. the u.s. disagrees. >> hand shakes, smiles, a deal. the
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 10:30am EST
everyone would be subject to the same laws, protected by the same laws and which would pursue a policy of social justice. those prisoners went into jail committed to that cause, and they came out committed to that cause. they hadn't changed their dream of a non-racist south africa. it was up to the others to abandon their oppression, racial smears and scare mongering. south africa and the world were fortunate to have in nelson mandela a leader superbly fitted to bring about the necessary change. and the responses from all around the world in these last few days attest to that. he was a man with a unique combination of profound dignity and a sense of fun. a man of towering intellect and plain words, a man of deepest enduring commitment to the cause of liberty. and he was surely in the model of what every decent human being would wish to be. meeting him was a pleasure. he put people at their ease. but behind the twinkling arms and the charm and the self-depracating humor was the tempered steel of the commitment to his principles. .. of his remarkable character and achievements, but never
CNN
Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm PST
get after the health care law. open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare >>> pulled to safety after being trapped for nearly three days. the mesmerizing video, and jeanne moos has the unbelievable details. >> reporter: when it tugboat cap sized off the coast of africa, it was thought a dozen men drowned. so imagine when a rescue diver searching the tug felt a hand. what was shocking, he thought it was a hand belonging to a corpse. >> exactly. >> reporter: then the hand grabbed him. watch the reaction of a diver and supervisor on the surface. >> what's that? okay. all right. you found one, yeah? he's alive! he's alive. >> reporter: for the diver. >> he said it was one of the most terrifying moments under water. >> reassure him. pat him on the shoulder, as they surfaced in an air pocket. 29-year-old harrison had been under water for 2 1/2 days. the survivor was in the toilet when the tug cap sized. it left him trapped in a four-square-foot air pocket. the tug came to a rest upsidedown. it was pitch black. his skin was starting to p
CBS
Dec 3, 2013 7:00am PST
been at the controls. the cbs news law enforcement source says the 20-year mta veteran told first responders at the scene he hit the brakes as he was approaching the curve but the brakes didn't work. >> this train made nine stops prior to derailing. at this point, we are not aware of any problems with the brakes. >> reporter: investigators have tested the train's engineer for drugs and alcohol. they have not yet released those results. his cell phone is also in their hands. they are examining it to see if he was on the phone while the train was beginning to go off the tracks. charlie, norah? >> jeff, thank you. >>> and the new healthcare.gov is getting mixed reviews this morning after its first major test. many who tried the revamped insurance website say it is working better. but others report they're still having some trouble. today president obama opens a new effort to highlight the positive side of the affordable care act. major garrett is at the white house this morning. major, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie. with a speech schedu
Bloomberg
Dec 5, 2013 4:00am EST
-- on --is based >> how locked in is the government to that? >> it is part of european law and domestic law. to get off that pathway, we have change the climate change attitudes in 2008. postelection, maybe there will be. postelection it will be see the goal of the data rebalance explicitly between decarbonization and affordability. we often just fine short-term measures. >> we are going to leave it there. thank you very much indeed. francine, over to you. >> for those listening on bloomberg radio, the first word is up next. for our viewers, a second hour of "the pulse" is coming up. first of all it is the autumn statement. a house of lords member joins us for the full half-hour. we talk the sludge revolution from tel aviv. watch out, not only for the bank but forral that autumn statement. manus cranny will be joined on green eye a couple of guests . it is going to be a big one that you don't want to miss. we are taking those news conferences live and in full. you can follow both guy and i on twitter. we will see you in just a couple of minutes. ♪ for news fromrace the ecb and the bank of
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 2:00am PST
but the train didn't stop according to a law enforcement official. the ntsb, they will look at whether fatigue was a factor. >> we don't have the work history at the moment. we will be developing what we call a 72-hour time line so that we have a good understanding of what sort of activities preceded this accident. >> reporter: rockefeller appeared ko herein another official said, but drug and alcohol tests were conducted. the ntsb says there's no indication at this particular time of sabotage, but they are reviewing surveillance video from a nearby bridge. upon word speed played a role in the crash, new york governor cuomo said any responsible parties will be held accountable. john, zoraida? >> thank you, renee. >>> obama care website has had its first major test in relaunching on sunday and it got close to the 100,000 users it's supposed to handle on a daily basis. people in some states were met with a page that put them in line to get help a problem cleared up overnight. overall the site shows progress but has doubts it can enroll the number of it needs to by the end of march. president oba
Bloomberg
Dec 8, 2013 10:00pm EST
decided to protest against the controversial amnesty law which would have granted amnesty to y luk's brother, the former prime minister of the country who was a controversial figure. that thesters say decision to dissolve government and call for a national referendum is not enough. they want to rid the country of the influence of toxins. it is not clear how they would do so. they called for an unelected council to do just that. we have opposition lawmakers quitting on sunday. the democratic party opposition with lawmakers taking to the streets to add their support of this campaign. an election must happen in time and within 45 to 60 days. it is anyone's guess what happens today. we have heard from both sides, the prime minister, the government and the opposition, that they want to avoid violence. they will use clubs and batons instead of rubber bullets, for example here in the military remain in mum. reporting saying they have sent a peaceful resolution. we will stay on top of the very latest in bangkok. >> live for us in bangkok. thanks. >> the wto, the wto, is celebrating a landm
PBS
Dec 2, 2013 10:00am PST
that on the three pro was successfully launched the law must repeat carrier rockets hit low income school in the mall and a six wheeled robot a broker called it a graph that if everything goes the plan. the rover will win on the moon the mid december where one can touch a lot of servants and search for natural resources. the probe is scheduled to return to earth in twenty seventeen the singer's assistance of the second state of china's lunar exploration program the first that was warming the movie which was accomplished first time in two thousand seven. that thursday will be returning rock samples to earth by the year twenty twenty after which the mesa will look into the possibility of sending a few men to the moon's surface casing and says that a space program for peaceful purposes but the us department states as it was to prevent china from a business these capabilities as it continues to gain a strategic advantage have been added and it is did you know to thailand the anti government movement issued an ultimatum to prime minister yang locks in a while to step down within two days a cal
PBS
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
the law and the e. eastlake and challenged them in pakistan's interest and delight which is still with me. and how i treat it creates because i am and i'm chinese and indians traded leads to my work. my cultural heritage. local taxi two hits and americans love snow. i'm interested in and out for telling the story and the way that they can connect to its large audience at the market universal story on because most of us me at the bench at the one who is an american accent in its honor our immigrants to snow. i'm also interested in and how. i'll wear it. families can come to this place they didn't and made it home and i struggled but you know what the last two games against that. that is also kind of coming to you some of that. stories that they try to tell him i just did it. however to see it essentially. and how we like it i know a. it is. sells steve. the knee is booked in at this hour. in june and then receive double again to speak life into the elusive out at the games and handling the dems didn't get right than ample oh seven amateur singing officially recognized
Bloomberg
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am EST
of product delivery that often ignore that law. we have the chief executive orks joins ustaw now on the inconvenient truth that some of these may face. what do you predict it may happen to these really interesting social experiences? >> specifically the ones tied to physical products? >> tied to physical products and they have to deal with the city, state, and federal regulation. >> tim talked about it earlier, but i think you will see over the next two or three years, you will see governments -- local, federal, international governments or non-u.s. governments, get involved in a coastal -- in a whole slew of technology related things. as it relates to businesses like uber, as they scale up you will have local cities trying to figure out how it relates to their existing franchises an existing fleets. .t will be very uneven i am saying generally government should stand back away from this le atse government's ro this stage, you can't actually discern what the new economy -- >> for example, do you predict the city of new york will stand shares uber takes market from limos and taxic
Bloomberg
Dec 6, 2013 3:00pm EST
there -- >> it should be private. we have these massive hipaa agreements. right? laws. that also retard everything you try to do. our phone calls were private and it turns out they weren't either. being tune of 5 billion tracked every day. >> did you think the n.s.a. wasn't tapping your phone? tapping myey're genetic data. >> i've known ever since the and gene hackman movie that the n.s.a. was listening to everything. state."f the >> you're ok with it? >> you just know it's happening. that's what the n.s.a. is supposed to do, covert separations that we don't expect but know are happening. that's the n.s.a. take on get your first monday. here's a look at what's next on ."treet smart >> grading the jobs report. the former chairman of economic advisors, ed lazear and new jersey congressman scott garrett deliver washington's review of report.oyment >> america is getting back to work. today's job report shows u.s. unemployment is down to a impressiveow, an milestone for sure. but our next guest says we are not out of the woods yet. seven-year target on our recovery. and he might know. chairman ofmer econom
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 6:00am EST
passed a law requiring a licence to sell these cigarettes and banses sales on the streets. it's to discourage sales to minors. the cigarettes are markets to children, and especially flavours like bubble gum which you are not allowed to do. three states are treating them ke cigarettes. 100 cities, los angeles among them are beginning to restrict the cigarettes. los angeles is considering another bill banning the use of escripts in places where tobacco is prohibited. the "the los angeles times" said h evidence of harm. they wrote fear is not a good basis for regulation. research is. government agencies should be wary of overreacting. it's not an overreaction according to the lung association. >> we don't know what the dangers of using them might be. we want to her on the side of caution. >> it's fine to keep e-cigarettes away from kids, but it is feared that overregulation will drive smokers back to tobacco. we are trying to help people get off tobacco products. >> the free-willing days of electronic cigarettes may be a look at what is coming out of that device. re expected to d
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 4:00pm EST
it an outlet for stress and anger. whilst running the first law firm he trained here. today it's the soweto ymca. >> i used to get in trouble, so i started boxing. >> what kind of trouble? >> you know. >> young men from soweto train in a modern space. when nelson mandela boxed the ring was made of concrete. [ inaudible ] >> thanks to nelson mandela. >> thanks to nelson mandela. >> thanks to nelson mandela's south africa's fight is kept inside. ring. >> it's changed, all the fighting. >> right here, the equipment that nelson mandela would have used. >> out back a security guard showed me equipment nelson mandela would have used. mem bris -- memories of a boxer who showed a different fight. is >> and michael is here with sport. i didn't realise nelson mandela was a boxer. >> a good boxer. >> let's turn to the nfl. adrian peterson, minnesota vikings, was carted off the field with an ankle injury after a tackle by arthur brown. he won the vible player award. he was questionable to play due to a groin injury. he was the leader with 1200 and 8 yards. history made in park city utah. the united st
Bloomberg
Dec 9, 2013 2:00am EST
it will put in place of martial law and this planning to dispatch the policy chief to try and mediate between the two sides. >> economically, the situation seems to be deteriorating. if the country facing a default? according to the prime minister who said, yes, the country is. can billion dollars. the country is facing its third recession. -- $10 billion. -- the country is facing its third recession since 2000 10. data may be why we saw the president in china last week. he met with vladimir putin. that is what gave rise to the rumor that he is preparing to sign some sort of trade -- russian trade bloc and has made these protests get quite heated yesterday. the question is, will the protest get even worse or will they start to move towards the presidential palace and demand elections? we will be watching. >> thank you. >> moving on. the world trade organization has itsailed is -- revealed trade agreements. they could release $1 trillion. >> that is the issue. it takes 19 years to negotiate your first deal and people wonder if it should be negotiated at all. you really have seen that recently.
CNBC
Dec 9, 2013 6:00pm EST
-existing conditions, especially cancer patients, may be worse off because of the new law. >>> and sticker shock. deductibles are skyrocketing and that means huge out-of-pocket posts. and then get this -- 70% of doctors in california won't play in obama care. >>> also tonight, very senior, highly placed republican house source in washington, d.c. tells me the budget deal is close but the sequester will not survive
CNBC
Dec 9, 2013 9:00am EST
tech companies, teaming up in hopes the government will reform practices and laws regulating surveillance of individuals. it comes on the heels of leaked documents that show surveillance of users through online games datinging back to 2008. this has been going on for five year? >> yeah. one of the interesting things about this call for surveillance reform is who's not signed on. no apple, no amazon on other big names in the digital economy on here. so that's interesting. but also here, over the months there's been a shift in attention. everybody was concerned about china, right, google versus china, microsoft had issues. but there's this broader conversation. file like they don't want to point their fingers directly at u.s. government because that's uncouth but people in silicon valley ticked off about the nsa surveillance, what's happening as far as tapping data at the source. i mean the methods that have been used to get this information, they're unhappy about it, looking for change. >> the defense, though, during the beginning of the nsa surveillance leak back in june, we
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
a security agreement that insures that they fall under u.s. legal protections, not subject to afghan law. that has always been a red line, and i think it's an appropriate red line. but i also think we heard from the afghan people via the low ya jirga that most of afghan's leadership including i would say just about if not everybody presidential candidate that is running for election early next year wants the u.s. and the international community to stay. so i would hope that even if karzai persists in his very frustrating tactic of delaying or saying he's not going to sign the bsa despite the results of his own process, that we will, you know, proceed. obviously, you have to plan for the worst case of total withdrawal, but that we would seek to maintain some flexibility to work with the new government to quickly put a framework in place to allow what's in the strategic interests of both countries -- which is a modest, continued presence and for assistance -- to allow that to happen. >> [inaudible] [laughter] >> good morning. thank you to the institute for inviting me. i'm the new defense
CNBC
Dec 5, 2013 4:00am EST
in development of this body of law and understanding how investors relate to one another vis-a-vis their claims against this bankrupt debtor, the city of detroit. >> i mean, this comes as we've seen a huge new investment in mu ni bonds from the likes of hedge funds. those who support this say, look, this will lead to greater trading, more transparency bond pricing and sort of a greater discipline on government. do you believe that and how are those investors going to react to detroit? >> well, the $4 trillion municipal bond market is really an interesting amalgamation of different types of investors. one note that we are all aware of is that there is less participation by sophisticated institutional investors who don't have a benefit from the tax exemption that we enjoy here against u.s. federal state and local taxes. so as these credits become stressed and distressed, and these situations emerge, firms like ours, other firms, become interested in the relative value of these bonds. so it's in these times and others, frankly, that we welcome a liquidity, the increased liquidity and the increased
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